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Re: What parts could we make?

Post by skrapps914 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:44 am

would be awesome if we could get files to print out this case and actually make this gameboy
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Re: What parts could we make?

Post by wermy » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:46 am

skrapps914 wrote:would be awesome if we could get files to print out this case and actually make this gameboy
Oh my god that is sexy. :O Source? Wonder if there is a model file to be downloaded somewhere.
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Re: What parts could we make?

Post by skrapps914 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:48 am

wermy wrote:
skrapps914 wrote:would be awesome if we could get files to print out this case and actually make this gameboy
Oh my god that is sexy. :O Source? Wonder if there is a model file to be downloaded somewhere.

i found it here http://gadgetsin.com/the-nintendo-game- ... me-boy.htm

im gonna poke around the net, i wonder if the design files are out there

edit: this seems to be the creator https://www.behance.net/gallery/31039385/GAME-BOY-1up

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Re: What parts could we make?

Post by skrapps914 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:51 am

searched for a bit, could not find any model files for the gameboy 1up design. i wish i knew how to make my own models. i'd do it, starting by flipping the dmg model horizontal, and rearranging the face, and widening the screen.

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Re: What parts could we make?

Post by wermy » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:12 pm

skrapps914 wrote:searched for a bit, could not find any model files for the gameboy 1up design. i wish i knew how to make my own models. i'd do it, starting by flipping the dmg model horizontal, and rearranging the face, and widening the screen.
Yeah, that thing would be awesome. :D The tiny details like the nintendo embossing and stuff probably wouldn't come out that great, but still... I'd print print that. :)

Edit: embossing on the headphone jack label, I mean.
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Re: What parts could we make?

Post by wermy » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:34 pm

I just emailed the designer asking if he would be willing to share the model file. who knows, maybe I could make this thing a reality. :)
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Re: What parts could we make?

Post by skrapps914 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:50 pm

thats awesome, i hope he does let you use them. not worried about the tiny embossed labels, those can all be done with waterslide decal, and them sealed on. this design looks like it would host component parts a lot better too, control pcb would be 2 or 3 parts, separated into small parts, its got the L/R buttons up top and all! i would love this shell, i'd sand it smooth to the touch, and make it look factory.

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Re: What parts could we make?

Post by wermy » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:53 pm

skrapps914 wrote:thats awesome, i hope he does let you use them. not worried about the tiny embossed labels, those can all be done with waterslide decal, and them sealed on. this design looks like it would host component parts a lot better too, control pcb would be 2 or 3 parts, separated into small parts, its got the L/R buttons up top and all! i would love this shell, i'd sand it smooth to the touch, and make it look factory.
Actually I'd probably use an HDMI screen. There are several that would fit it (in fact I have a 4.3" one that would work). :D
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Re: What parts could we make?

Post by karthikrr » Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:04 am

wermy wrote: A couple good places to look for STL files are thingiverse.com and myminifactory.com. yeggi.com is also a good one, it's sort of an aggregate search engine across several STL file sites.

Now, as for printing an entire case... Just be aware that you are not going to be able to even approach the fit/finish of an original DMG case using FDM printing. I haven't even bothered to try printing one yet, although there are some more exotic materials like carbon fiber that have especially good dimensional stability and are very good at hiding layer lines and all that. That might be worth a try. But seriously with something like that it would be so much easier to just buy a replacement shell. :)

Anyway, welcome! Be sure to share your progress with us! :)

Thanks for the links!!! I was very unfamiliar with 3d printing, but wow, SOOOOO many possibilities!

Hmm yeah, I've never handled a 3d printed object, so no idea about fit/finish/feel in hand. Im planning to get your bracket printed in a few different materials, so I get an idea whats good for what. But I guess for the actual project, I will spend a few weeks seeing if any of my friends have a donor GB, and if not, will just buy the replacement shell from banggood.

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Re: What parts could we make?

Post by karthikrr » Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:14 am

Fleder wrote:
karthikrr wrote:1) Can somebody suggest the right search terms for google, so I can find an STL file for the original gameboy case that wermy started out with?
https://grabcad.com/library/retro-nintendo-gameboy-1
This is brilliant! Thank you for this :) I think to begin with, I'll try to get a simple case made, just to see how it feels and then when Im getting closer to actually completing this project, maybe adapt this design!

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